Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Ollie Mae Calcote French

These two newspaper clippings do not include the name of the paper or the date they were published.  They were scanned while visiting Voncile French Whitehead, her daughter.  The one on the right is covered with plastic wrap, as many of her items are, in an effort to preserve it. Both articles have the name Myrtice misspelled.
It was the week of Spring Break, so my husband and daughter decided to make the trip from Texas to attend the funeral.  Since I had started a new job only a few days earlier, I did not go with them.

They will both remember their trip because they went through rain, hail, snow, sleet, and ice.  They were able to cross the Mississippi Bridge into Natchez before it was closed to traffic and wondered if my husband's sister and family would be allowed to cross.  They remember how cold it was the day of the funeral. They also have some happier memories of sharing a 20-piece box of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets on the way there and visiting Indian burial mounds with family.

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